Blythe Mormond Braes

DESCRIPTION: "O, wat ye wha's in yon wee hoose Beneath blythe Mormond Braes?" It is where pretty Nellie sits bleaching her clothes. The singer is poor. Her parents are opposed but the singer says he "will tak' her frae them a' And love her till I dee"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1876 (Christie)
KEYWORDS: love courting dowry father mother
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #123, p. 2, "Blythe Mormond Braes"; #2, p. 1, "Mormond Braes, No. 2"; #4, p. 3, "Mormond Braes, No. 2" (1 text plus 3 fragments)
Greig/Duncan4 712, "Blithe Mormond Braes" (2 texts plus two fragments on p. 526 [the same as those in Greig #2], 2 tunes)
Ord-BothySongsAndBallads, pp. 60-61, "Blythe Mormond Braes" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: W. Christie, editor, Traditional Ballad Airs (Edinburgh, 1876 (downloadable pdf by University of Edinburgh, 2007)), Vol I, p. 176, "Mormond Braes") (1 tune) [two verses]

Roud #4598 and 6152
NOTES [15 words]: Apart from the title, this has nothing in common with the better-known "Mormond Braes." - RBW
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File: Ord060

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